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  • Published: 28 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780140435160
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • RRP: $35.00

Henry James

A Life in Letters



James's correspondents included presidents and prime ministers, painters and great ladies, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated selection from James's eloquent correspondence allows the writer to reveal himself and the fascinating world in which he lived. The letters provide a rich and fascinating source for James' views on his own works, on the literary craft, on sex, politics and friendship. Together they constitute, in Philip Horne's own words, James' 'real and best biography'.

  • Published: 28 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780140435160
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

James Henry

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt who has long been a fan of the original R. D. Wingfield books and the subsequent TV series. He worked for several years as an accountant before moving into publishing. In 2009 he set up Corsair, a literary imprint for Constable & Robinson, Wingfield’s original publisher. He lives in Essex.

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